Weimar (I) 1703-1703

Duke Johann Ernst of Saxony-Weimar (1664-1707) was one of the two dukes of Weimar. Probably, his portrait would not have made it to the World-Wide Web if he had not had the good fortune of hiring Johann Sebastian Bach as "lackey" (servant) and violinist in his private chapel. There are records of salary payment to Bach from March to August 1703. Apart from his application to the post of organist in Sangerhausen (see Lüneburg), we do not know what Bach did between his departure from Lüneburg around Easter 1702 and his short job as live decoration in Weimar. Luckily, Bach would soon become organist in Arnstadt.

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